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Which Carriers 1st To Fail Due To Bird Flu?  
User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

With more bird flu cases in Turkey, Israel & now Indonesia, air travel as we know it may slow significantly in certain parts of the world. Who will be effecteted most?

Which airlines will fail 1st?

Will airlines stop flying to huge airports, in Europe, Asia & USA & either find alternatives or not fly at all into crtain countries?

What's everyone's view on the future if bird flu gets a lot worse?

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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13004 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Take a look at the SARS crises several years ago for what happened there. Many flights from Europe and North America to certain countries in Asia, as well as within Asia were badly hurt with some minor airline failures. Many a 747 flew with a tiny fraction of the regular numbers of pax and many airlines took huge financial hits with most surviving.
It is a little too early to determine what will happen to airlines from this 'bird flu' as it would have to mutate into a form that is easliy transmissable from person to person. Currently it seems to be mostly from those whom have close contacts with live chickens but who knows when it will make that leap and the risk increases.


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Quoting Simpilicity (Thread starter):
Israel

When did it get there ??


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Stupid thread, deletion suggested.

User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Quoting Simpilicity (Thread starter):
Israel

When did it get there ??


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21456 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

None. It's ridiculous hype just like SARS and West Nile.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2165 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 3):
Stupid thread, deletion suggested.

agreed.


User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 3):
Stupid thread, deletion suggested.



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
None. It's ridiculous hype just like SARS and West Nile.



Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 6):
Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 3):
Stupid thread, deletion suggested.

agreed.

Sorry, you're all such genius's !!!

Any airline worth their salt, would have contigency plans in place NOW.

Unfortunately, it's spreading. ( in Turkey people are hiding their chickens so they won't be destroyed !!! ) World Health Org stated worried about lack of action in turkey. Some baorders have ben closed, but to our knowledge, no airports closed, flights cancelled or flights not allowed into a country like UK or USA.

Alll it takes is one person, (with strain which can transfer from person to person) to fly into say New York & within 24 hours every city in USA will have some sufferers, mostly the young & the old.

We not doom sayers, but just amazed at lack on action by authorities in turkey, Isreal, Indonesia (remember 2 of these are 3rd world countries)


User currently offlineLp0815 From Singapore, joined Oct 2005, 219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Don't think that any airline will go bankrupt as long as H5N1 will not be transmitted from human to human. Airtravel will not drop significantly as long as there is not inter-human transmission.

Rather see it from the positive side:
finally we will see a welcome change from the usual: "Chicken or Pasta?"

Dig in, guys!



Time waits for nobody
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Well, NZ will shut its borders quick-sharp if it starts human-human transfer so maybe Air NZ will pack up and go home early on.

User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 9):
Well, NZ will shut its borders quick-sharp if it starts human-human transfer so maybe Air NZ will pack up and go home early on.

The one good thing about living hours away from the rest of the world  Smile

CX suffered a good bit during SARS, but they survived. I'm sure they can do the same if Avian Flu shows up


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 10):
The one good thing about living hours away from the rest of the world

There are many good things about living so far from the rest of the world, trust me  Smile


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